Alec Loorz is part of the Inconvenient Youth Advisory Board and a Presenter for The Climate Project. He’s been part of IY since day one and we wouldn’t be where we are without him. This May, he’s organizing a worldwide event of extreme importance to the climate movement. We want you to get involved. But enough from me, hear it from Alec himself:
My name is Alec Loorz. I’m 16 years old, and I am a climate change activist. I’ve spent my entire teenage life traveling around our planet talking to my peers about global climate change. And I’m now planning an international event called the iMatter March, happening May 8 of this year.
Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time. Our society’s addiction to fossil fuels is messing with the perfect balance of nature and threatening the survival of our generation. It needs to stop, and we will not sit idly by as our leaders make decisions that affect our future.
So on May 8, we will march. The youth will rise up in our communities and let the world know that climate change is not about money. It’s not about politics. It’s not about convenience. It is about our survival. It’s about the future of this and every generation to come. And we are ready to do whatever it takes to change it.
There will be marches in cities all over the world, everywhere from New York to New Delhi to Canton, Georgia to Mexico City. And we need you to march with us.
We are looking for march organizers in cities all across the world. You don’t need to have any experience in organizing — all you need is passion, commitment, and a desire to change the world.
Sign up at iMatterMarch.org to lead a march in your community.
We matter. This is our time.
Watch this video to learn more.